Join Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s Panel Discussion, And Cathartic, Collective Performance In East Harlem

August 24, 2022

Please join El Museo del Barrio for the closing weekend of the exhibition Raphael Montañez Ortiz – A Contextual Retrospective at El Museo del Barrio!

The day-long celebration will include a panel discussion honoring the impact of artist, educator and founder of El Museo, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, followed by a question-and-answer session.

The program will culminate with a special performance, where Montañez Ortiz will revisit his legendary Explode this Bag action, first staged in London in 1966.

Conceived as a new Paper Bag Destruction Concert, this participatory piece will invite the audience to blow up and burst air-filled paper bags in a cathartic, collective experience.

Las Galerías will remain open until 6 pm to explore El Museo’s on-view exhibition.


Saturday, September 10, 2022, 3-6 pm, Free, In-Person

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, Harlem, NY 10029,,,, 212.831.7272

Photo credit: Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

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